50th BMW Berlin Marathon 2024
50th BMW Berlin Marathon 2024
The Berlin Marathon promises to be a huge party and a festival of celebrations you will not want to miss. The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the most popular events in the marathon calendar and demand is anticipated to be even higher this year as the marathon marks its 50th anniversary. As an official tour operator for this event, you do not need to wait or worry about the lottery process, instead, we can guarantee your place on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage entrants to reserve their place now via pre-registration, allowing you to concentrate on your training and preparations.
Marathon Tours & Travel offers a 4-night stay at a hotel within the course limits and the heart of the city centre. Perfectly curated packages cater for runners and supporters alike. As part of our expertly created packages, we include invitations for you to take part in activities such as a welcome reception, escorted race number pick up, warm-up runs, pre-race dinner, post-race celebrations and the Marathon Tours & Travel team on hand for guidance and support to help make your trip a fun, enjoyable and successful time.
Set a new personal best at The BMW Berlin Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel’s help!
BOOK EARLY to secure your place in this World Marathon Major!
This is a high-demand event. Availability is very limited.
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Travel Package Information
Thursday 26th September, 2024, Arrival Day
Arrive in Berlin and transfer on your own to your hotel. You will be greeted at your hotel by a Marathon Tours & Travel staff. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your running peers. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy this historic city.
Friday 27th September, 2024
Enjoy a morning city tour of Berlin. Local English-speaking guides will provide an overview of old East and West Berlin. You will see the Reichstag, the Holocaust Memorial Site, the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, the Olympic Stadium and Charlottenburg Palace. We will conclude the tour by stopping at Expo BERLIN VITAL where each runner will collect their bib. This evening is free to enjoy on your own. (breakfast included)
Saturday 28th September, 2024
This morning is the not to miss 6K International Breakfast Run! Participants tend to dress up in their country’s flair with flags or costumes, so we invite you to be creative! The run/walk is about four miles and then is followed by a light breakfast. Roundtrip transfers by coach bus will be provided to and from the breakfast run.
This evening is the pre-race pasta dinner. (breakfast and dinner included)
Sunday 29th September, 2024: MARATHON DAY
Race Day! There is not a set time for everyone to walk to the start together. We recommend you allow between 60-90 minutes to walk over to the start area, and get settled into your corral area. The Berlin Marriott Hotel is located only 800m from the Start/Finish area.
Following the race enjoy a free afternoon and evening to celebrate your accomplishment! (breakfast and post-marathon reception included)
Monday 30th September, 2024
Today concludes the Berlin Marathon package. Enjoy a leisure morning before transferring on your own to the airport for your international flight home. Or, better yet continue on with us to one of our three post-Berlin extensions – Oktoberfest in Munich, Prague or Scotland (including the Loch Ness Marathon)! (breakfast included)
The itinerary is subject to change.
Based on strong client demand, Marathon Tours & Travel will offer two extension options in 2024.
- Prague, Czech Republic | Three Night Package | September 30 – October 3, 2024. Back by popular demand! Travel by coach bus from Berlin to Prague and upon your arrival enjoy a free evening to explore the city. The next two days will be spent exploring the Jewish Quarter, Frank Kafka Square, Old Town Square, Republic Square, Wencelas Square and the National Theatre. In addition, visit the Strahov Monastery and Library, the Prague Castle, Saint Vitus’ Cathedral, Lesser Quarter and the Kampa Island, The Charles Bridge. We will have a farewell dinner boat cruise on the evening of October 2. Note your flight should be into Berlin (BER) and home from Prague (PRG). We do NOT transfer you back to Berlin!
- OKTOBERFEST, Munich, Germany | Three Night Package | September 30 – October 3, 2024. This is one of the most sought after post-race experiences! Join us for OKTOBERFEST in Munich for not only the beer and food, but also to enjoy beautiful Munich. Your package includes a flight from Berlin (BER) to Munich (MUC), a four-hour reservation at the Lowenbrau tent (Tuesday, October 1 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) with two German Liters of Beer and lunch voucher. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. The final day is free to explore this charming city on your own. Note your flight should be into Berlin (BER) and home from Munich (MUC). We do NOT transfer you back to Berlin!
Packages & Rates
Guaranteed BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024 Entry
We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.If you managed to get access to entry via the ballot you can still purchase a travel package with us based on the spectator price.
Our BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024 packages include:
- 4 nights hotel accommodation
- Full breakfast each day, excluding arrival day
- All hotel taxes included
- Cocktail reception on Thursday, September 26
- Half-day city sightseeing tour with a stop at the EXPO on Friday, September 27 (Local guide and driver gratuities included)
- Roundtrip coach bus transfers to the 6K International Breakfast Run on Saturday, September 28
- Pre-race dinner on Saturday, September 28
- Post-race celebration reception on Sunday, September 29
- Hosted by Marathon Tours & Travel staff
Extra nights available
All prices are in AUD
Deluxe Twin: 2 people in room
Deluxe Double: 2 people in room
Deluxe Single: 1 person in room
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, GermanyBerlin Marriott Hotel
The Berlin Marriott is located in the heart of the capital city centre at Potsdamer Platz, in Berlin Mitte. The Tiergarten Park, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate are a convenient 10-minute walk. You will find spacious and impeccable rooms, a host of first-class amenities, and a perfect blend of comfort, style and convenience for your visit to Berlin!
Race Date: September 29, 2024
Race Time: 9:15 AM
Minimum Pace/Cut-Off Time Policy: 6:15 hours after crossing the Start timing mat.
Course: The race starts at the “Kleiner Stern” on both lanes of the boulevard “Strasse des 17 Juni,” it goes around the Tiergarten area, passing by the Reichchstag before looping through old East Berlin and continuing through various neighborhoods. It runs along a section of the Kurfurstendamm, past Potsdamer Platz, along the Unter den Linden before running through the Brandenburg and finishing on the boulevard “Strasse des 17 Juni in front of the Soviet monument. The course is flat and fast.
Entry Fee: You may enter the lottery on the 2024 BMW Berlin Marathon website and still join our package. Should you get into the lottery, we will remove our race fee from your package invoice.
Eligibility: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorized tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be residents of Australia and/or a Seven Continents Club (SCC) member; and must be 18 years or older on race day to be eligible for our guaranteed entries.
Time Limit: The course is open for 6 hours and 15 minutes.
Number Pickup: You must pick up your race bib and packet at the Registration & Expo prior to race day. Marathon Tours & Travel has scheduled a stop at the Expo on Friday, September 27.
Temperature: Average temperatures on race day are between 12°C and 21°C.
Awards: Every finisher receives a medal. You do not receive a t-shirt with this event.
Registration & Booking
Conditions of Sale
Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package.
How to Book
To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.
When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Germany’s current entry restrictions and requirements.
Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.
Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.
Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.
Starting Pens and Bib Numbers
Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2023 BMW Berlin Marathon, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.
Closer to the event we will send you a link which will allow you to complete the registration process for the 2023 BMW Berlin Marathon. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided. This link will not be sent until closer to race day – please do not expect it immediately after booking – it will depend on when BMW Berlin Marathon send the links to us.
Berlin Marathon Terms of Participation
There are some terms of participation that you should be aware of, these can be read and downloaded from here.
Please read the Terms for participation carefully, as you have to accept them to participate in the event.
Berlin Marathon Extras
- adidas size chart (please note this is for reference only – you do not need to select at time of purchase)
- Pre-ordered and pre-purchased event merchandise to be collected at the EXPO with your race materials.
Your Race Kit
You get your race kit ONLY at the EXPO and ONLY during opening hours* former Flughafen Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin. ONLY with your start card AND a picture ID (passport, driver’s license). ONLY personally (no power of attorney accepted in any case)!
Your Race Kit Consists Of:
- Your bib number and safety pins
- An athlete’s wristband – will be put on your wrist at the EXPO. It is your ticket to the start area. DO NOT remove it before leaving the finish area
- A rental chip (if ordered) – If you have your own chip, please bring that to the pick-up
- Option to choose a clothing bag for bag drop at race OR a poncho, given at race finish (depending on what you have chosen at your registration)
- A goodie-bag with presents from sponsors
- A voucher on your bib number for your pre-ordered services and merchandise from the BERLIN HALF MARATHON collection
- With your registration you have the choice between the poncho and clothing bag. Please note that your choice cannot be changed afterwards.
If you choose the Poncho option:
You will NOT get a clothing bag
On the race day you can NOT drop-off any clothes nor any valuables or bring any luggage to the start area
If you booked the poncho-option, you will find the corresponding symbol on your bib number
You will get the warming and reusable poncho after crossing the finish line
You save time, since you do not need to queue at the clothing drop-off.
If you choose the bag drop-off option:
with your race kit you will get a transparent clothing bag and a sticker with your start number for the bag
Clothing and valuables have to be packed into the clothing bag in order to enter the starting area
All objects need to be packed separately and loosely. You may not put other bags in your clothing bag
Any kind of luggage is prohibited within the start/finish area
You drop off your clothing bag at the indicated tent and retrieve it there after you have finished
You do NOT get a poncho!
Time measurement is done exclusively with the ChampionChip!
The ChampionChip is a small plastic transponder that has to be fastened on your running shoe (no metal contact!) and will measure your personal race time. Your net running time can only be measured if you step on the contact mats laid out on the starting and finishing lines. Likewise, you must step on all mats laid out on the route. Intermediate time check – you will be disqualified if your intermediate times are not recorded. Please return the chip in the finish.
Before you start with the registration, you will be asked to take 2-3 minutes of time to protect your health by completing a non-binding and free health check.
Regular physical activity has a positive effect on your health. However, sport is no guarantee for a risk-free state of health. Familial risk factors, but also lifestyle-related risks are not always in direct correlation with your training condition and should be known in advance. Therefore, please be honest with yourself when answering the questions.
With the PAPS test, we want to help you become aware of your own state of health—there are no consequences for your eligibility to participate. The recommendation at the end of the test is made available to you for your personal and voluntary further use. The PAPS test does not replace a visit to the doctor and cannot provide 100% certainty of an existing or emerging risk. The collected, non-personalized data will not be handed over to the organiser. The data may be used in anonymised and encrypted form for scientific purposes by the Medical Board of SCC EVENTS.